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Aliksa'i! Listen!

Aliksa'i! Listen!
Aliksa?i! Listen! is an in-depth feature-length documentary by Hopi elders describing the Hopi cosmology, migrations, knowledge and worldview. Using the technique of storytelling, Grandmother instructs her three curious grandchildren on the legacy of their culture. She carefully reveals her knowledge to them through the stories she has inherited. She illustrates the lessons of the Third and Fourth Worlds, traveling to all three mesas selecting the wisest Elders to relate the various parts of the story to the children. As they hear about the long struggle of their ancestors they become saddened by what seems to them an impossible legacy to fulfill.

To give them hope and courage, she carefully weaves in the Hopi folktale of the little Warrior Mouse that saved the Village of Mishongnovi from a mean and greedy chicken hawk. Inspired by the tale, her grandson, Iverson,imagines himself as the Warrior Mouse. Within the stories are the messages of wisdom, the consequences of imbalance and the Hopi knowledge that one day the Fourth World will come to the same end as the Third World.

We greatly appreciate your donations to this very timely and important film.

Never before have the Elders consented to share their knowledge. The full interviews conducted for this film will be the first and only of their kind.

Directed by Hopi, it is believed that much of what the Elders will say will be the first time such traditions have been captured on tape.
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